By now everyone has heard of the big overblown controversy that has taken place with Lil Wayne and the family of Emmett Till behind the original cut of Future’s “Karate Chop Remix”. To get caught up to speed, and hear the new version of the track, hit the jump.Just to do a quick fill in, Weezy’s quick one-liner (beat the p–y up like Emmett Till) caused a wave of offense with the family of historical civil rights martyr 14 year-old Emmett Till whom was brutally beaten and killed in Mississippi because of his race. The lyric has made noise not only with Till’s family, but with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Rev. Jesse Jackson and others. Epic Records has released an unofficial statement on behalf of Future and the record being leaked illegal by an unknown source:
“We regret the unauthorized remix version of Future’s ‘Karate Chop,’ which was leaked online and contained hurtful lyrics; Out of respect for the legacy of Emmett Till and his family and the support of the Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. … we are going through great efforts to take down the unauthorized version.”
Future has come to the defense of Wayne (basically saying what we all were thinking) to say that the record, nor the line was meant to cause any offense:
“The record it was done from a good place, good art, he ain’t have no bad intentions when he was thinking about it like that.”
As promised, Epic has re-released the song without the quick one-liner. Kinda seems like this whole thing was sorely taken the wrong way but we get it, I guess. Peep the new version of the track below.